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Flyinghigh12 05-12-2009 11:05 PM

forelock
 
Is there a way to grow the forelock out? my horse's is really small and I think if she had a longer one it would compliment her face. Thanks!

Fire Eyes 05-13-2009 06:49 AM

I wouldn't know how to grow it, but last year for a show my friend bought hair extentions for her horses mane.

smrobs 05-13-2009 12:57 PM

Some horses naturally have shorter body hair than others. My QH Denny's forelock doesn't even reach between his eyes and his mane reaches at most 8 inches long whereas my mustangs have forelocks that cover their eyes and manes that are 1 foot + in length. You might try some growth stimulant like MTG or whatever that stuff is and keep it in a loose braid. Past that, I really have no suggestions. :)

Flyinghigh12 05-13-2009 09:13 PM

hmm not sure what that hair growth stuff is, maybe I'll try braiding it and see if it'll be able to grow out longer. I hope so cause its super short!

StormyBlues 05-13-2009 09:28 PM

braiding it wouldn't do anything without the MTG. You can find it at your local coap

reining girl 05-14-2009 04:17 PM

they have mane socks! people put there horses tails in those sock things and it works, and they have mane socks. I also use some kind of human product and i dont remeber what it is called dang it.

Flyinghigh12 05-15-2009 10:52 AM

hmm mtg.. what does it look like?

onetoomany 05-15-2009 12:37 PM

Shapleys- here's the website for MTG.

My mare has a really short, dry, poofy forelock and I'm currently trying to keep it braided but I add conditioner everytime I do it to keep it moisturized. Braiding without product will actually help as it'll be less likely for the hair to splinter and break.

PoptartShop 05-15-2009 04:15 PM

A bit MTG should work, but yeah, some horses just don't have long hair! :D

GypsyTally921 05-15-2009 06:12 PM

Ha; my older mare has the same problem. It looks like someone ripped the hairs out of a paint brush and glued them between her ears. I have come to accept it and still brush it fondly with the rest of her mane, but I've never been able to get it to grow back out.


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